A Cultural and Literary HistoryeBook - 2010
In the popular imagination, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made notorious by the Black Hole and the works of Mother Teresa. Kipling called it a City of Dreadful Night, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Gnter Grass and Louis Malle revived its hellish image. This is the place where the West first truly encountered the East. Founded in the 1690s by East India Company merchants beside the Hugli River, Calcutta grew into both India's capital during the Raj and the second city of the
Publisher: [Luton, England] : Andrews UK Ltd., 2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( p.) : ill., map.
Alternative Title: Kolkata